Cults store goes to Sainsbury’s

PLANS have been submitted to turn a famous North East Scotland store into a Sainsbury’s Local.
Family business Kelly of Cults intends to lease its store to the supermarket if plans are approved by Aberdeen City Council.
The store could close as early as the end of April or the beginning of May.
The independent grocer, currently trading under the Costcutter fascia, was first established as a bakery in 1902 by master baker Benjamin Kelly.
Today it is in the hands of cousins Nicholas and Jonathan Kelly and sells a broad range of grocery goods as well as speciality wines, cheese and butcher meats.
The company is still most famous for its bakery and also provides wholesale freshly-baked bread and bakery products to a number of convenience retailers within a 10 mile radius of Aberdeen.
Kelly of Cults announced its decision in January, while a planning application received by Aberdeen City Council last month confirmed plans to turn to the store into a Sainsbury’s Local, potentially open in time for summer.